Pacific Northwest Sensory Garden

This landscape plan provides a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.
Sensory Garden for the Pacific Northwest

Sensory Garden for the Pacific Northwest

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

A garden plan for the Pacific Northwest.

Find plantings tailored to a Pacific Northwest climate in these sensory garden plans.

Plant List 

A. Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii) 
Alternative: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp) or other small accent tree 

B. Currant (Ribes sanguineum glutinosum) 
Alternative: Salal (Gaultheria shallon) or medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall 

C. Subalpine spirea (Spirea densiflora) 
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall 

D. White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana) 
Alternative: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

E. Golden-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium californicum) 
Alternative: Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium) or other small ornamental grass, one foot tall 

F. Wooly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum) 
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

G. Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa) 
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall 

H. Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) 
Alternative: Other grass or fern, two to three feet tall 

I. Fringecup (Tellima granfiflora) 
Alternative: Lupine (Lupine spp.) or other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall 

J. Oregon iris (Iris tenax) 
Alternative: Broadleaved star-flower (Trientalis latifolia) or other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall 

K. Slender wintergreen (Gaultheria ovatifolia) 
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall 

Pacific Northwest Sensory Garden Overview

Pacific Northwest Sensory Garden Overview

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Try these plants and flowers suited to a Pacific Northwest sensory garden.

Key 

1. Butterfly house 
2. Existing patio

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